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Shutterstock Launches Self-Serve API Subscriptions for developers

Shutterstock has announced the launch of its new self-serve API subscription plans. For the first time, developers, startups, and small and mid-sized businesses can build products and features that seamlessly integrate Shutterstock’s image collection and enable in-app image reselling, providing an additional revenue stream for customers when their end-users license and download images.

With continuous product improvements based on feedback from Shutterstock’s growing community of over 10,000 developers, the Shutterstock API has evolved to be a tried and trusted creative API for developers and enterprise businesses alike.

Along with ongoing developer portal improvements, SDK development, and a complete documentation refresh, the new self-serve API subscriptions are part of Shutterstock’s ongoing commitment to optimize the developer experience and empower innovation with the Shutterstock platform.

“With more than 10,000 developers already building applications using Shutterstock’s high-quality content and innovative search technology, there is a clear demand for increased access and support to further serve our growing community of developers, startups and small and mid-sized businesses,” said Alex Reynolds, Shutterstock’s General Manager of Platform Solutions. “The self-serve API subscription plans empower anyone to easily integrate Shutterstock content and tools into their products and applications at any time and from anywhere.”

Self-serve API features include:

  • the ability to preview, license, and resell images, providing a new revenue stream to developers and businesses
  • one million royalty-free images, growing to more than 15 million images
  • advanced search capabilities including granular search filters, robust metadata, conditional queries, and support for 21 languages
  • free access to test Shutterstock’s API image search and image preview

The existing Shutterstock API powers native integrations with leading companies such as Google, Facebook, IBM, Wix and more.

Learn more about the self-serve API offering here.